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Old 08-21-2015, 07:03 PM   #121
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Working on it... i need to try an Axial RX, Spektrum and airtronics..
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:06 PM   #122
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i ordered the Twin Hammers bolt kit... as you will notice the bolts on the clone are pure junk!
and i ordered a Hot Racing Vaterra Twin Hammers aluminum rear upper link mount VTH08UR01

a slower process than yours.. but i think i ll go with Hot Racing components.. rather than Asia Tees
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:42 PM   #123
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I actually stripped out my hex driver. So no, I haven't noticed that they're junk. I have noticed that my tools are though haha

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Old 08-24-2015, 12:56 PM   #124
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yeah ... Team Associated hex driver! still the best set you can get!
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:35 AM   #125
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The box of screws from Dynamite came in, they ship really fast!. waiting for the hot racing rear axle brace thingy to come in..
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:43 AM   #126
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Alright.. i finally got fed up trying to find a bind for the radio and said screw it.. and litterally screw it..
pulled the front diff apart.. No grease no oil on the pinion...
the diff oil must be some super light oil.. replaced it with 20k to make it more locker-ish
Opened the rear axle.. no grease no oil nothing.. i m going to pull the diff out and see if its locked.
Transmission: 4 plastic gears.. Idler is plastic and the shifting gears too. Ordered full metal ones.
Motor: its brushed with a brass pinion.. the grub screw stripped out..
Motor Mount: super soft i tried removing the bolts but they are locktighted in so all you do is strip it.. tried dremel to put screw driver in.. but it ended up bending the motor mount! cheap!
pulled the servo;s off.. the horns didnt feel like they were on .. they didnt require much effort to come off
Threw away all the screws i could take off with out stipping.. even found an allen wrench that would fit and they still stripped!
Its not your tool thats wearing ,, its the bolts..
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:44 AM   #127
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You get what you pay for... say it...
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:17 AM   #128
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NEVER! My cheap ass loves cheap crap! Haha plus making stuff is half the fun, right?

Can I get a link to the tranny gears? And did you do a complete teardown of the rear axle? I just took the cover off and threw a little grease in there. Probably not the best but it can't be worse haha.

Are the screws actually stripping out or the screw holes? My screws are pulling out the plastic threads with them.


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Old 08-26-2015, 08:52 AM   #129
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Vaterra 332009 Transmission Metal Gear Set Twin Hammers | eBay
Part # 332009 vaterra in case this link doesnt work

I ll pull the rear diff out tonight and report back.
I m leaving it in "tore up" status until i get the GCM front upper shocks/battery tray .. its $75 after shipping..

yes i told my friends... Built not Bought is my motto!
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:55 AM   #130
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the hex's inside the bolts are stripping.. they are an off size.. not a 2 or a 1.5
i got the screw kit for replacing it..
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:55 PM   #131
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Questions solved... after removing a butt load of screws... 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 16 screws
Rear diff is a locker! it looks like a +
full metal gear and locker.. once its together i wont touch it again unless it breaks..

There ya have it.. a dismantled China Hammers everybody!
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:01 AM   #132
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The extra length of the bolts on the lower rear shock mounts is where the sway bar attaches.
Mark come by the house n I will show u on my "Other" TH's that has the sway bar.

When Jeepgeek2002 finishes his VA-China my TH will eat it and we shall see what is left! lol
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:02 AM   #133
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Interesting thread with a consumer vs the establishment twist. I'm intrigued by the efforts upgrading the chassis. Like amoton94 said "making stuff is fun".
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:19 AM   #134
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i think its fun building it into a reliable car.. still ashame the radio cant bind to any thing ...
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:20 AM   #135
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joe.. stop trying to eat my va-china
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:59 AM   #136
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i think its fun building it into a reliable car.. still ashame the radio cant bind to any thing ...
that sucks!

since you have yours apart, does it look like the receiver board can be removed from inside the esc?
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:59 PM   #137
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i ll pull the case off and snap a picture.. but i dont think you can reuse it. plus its only a 2 chanel with a fan port..
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:33 PM   #138
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So is there any place that still has this TH clone
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:27 PM   #139
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Only two channel? How are you shifting the trans then?

Just drove mine around, found more stuff wrong... Damnit.

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Old 08-28-2015, 08:12 PM   #140
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the radio is 3 chan.. the rx only has 2 plugs
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